Improving your driving skills is vital to being in better control while driving and making the right decisions even in the most challenging driving situations. The Safer Drivers Course is offered by the NSW Government, and it is designed to help you achieve this and more.
Formula Driving School is a Module 2 (Practical Part) provider and works in collaboration with the Australian Driver Trainers Association (ADTA) as well as the Let’s Go Drive driving school in Sydney for Module 1 (Theoretical part).
Once you have completed the course, you not only gain invaluable skills that will come in handy on the road, but you also gain an additional 20 hours in your logbook. The courses take place at Chifley Public School, Mitchell Street, Malabar.
For easier inquiries and registration, you should use the ADTA website.
The Safer Drivers Course targets learner drivers who are in the process of preparing for independent driving on a temporary P1 license. You can also take this course if you want to improve your driving skills with the aim of being able to assess distances better, be in better control of speed, and make safe decisions when driving.
In addition to learning how to drive safely and reduce risks while on the road, this course will also facilitate your practice, so that you can master your skills and drive better.
To register for the course, you will have to meet the following requirements:
- Be aged below 25 years
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Be experienced at driving at night
- Have not less than 50 real hours of road driving (including night driving) by the time you apply for the course. Any 3-for-1 bonus hours are, however, not counted as part of the total real hours.
To enroll in the Safer Drivers Course, you will be required to pay a fee of $140. The course will include a 2-hour in-vehicle training session together with another learner, and a group discussion with other learners for 3 hours. The payment for the course should be done to the course provider ADTA, not to the RMS.
Get a 20 hours bonus today
In addition to gaining skills that will help you to become a safer driver, you will receive a 20 hours log book credit bonus as soon as you complete the course. What this means is that you will be required to meet only 100 hours of driving under supervision outside the course, instead of 120.
It is, however, important to keep in mind that since the course is designed to be taken only once, the 20 hours deduction bonus will apply only once.
As far as credit hours are concerned, the 3-for-1 bonus which amounts to 30 hours is applicable if you enroll in structured lessons with a licensed NSW driving instructor.